Resurrection Cathedral in Vologda

The Resurrection Cathedral on Vologda Kremlin Square was built in the period from 1772 to 1776. It is located on the site of one of the towers of the Vologda Kremlin, which was dismantled in the middle of the 18th century. The Resurrection Cathedral was built in the Baroque style, which was widespread during the reign of Catherine II. 

The Resurrection Cathedral is part of the architectural complex of the Vologda Kremlin. It was built as a "warm temple" for holding services in the cold season. Therefore, it has a small height and looks squat. The high St. Sophia Cathedral, which is located nearby, is a "cold temple" and services are not held there in winter.  

The first stone Resurrection Cathedral was built in the middle of the 18th century, but then numerous miscalculations were discovered in the project and it was quickly dismantled. After that, the Resurrection Cathedral was built with one large oval dome in the center and four small domes around it. It became the main cathedral of the Vologda Orthodox Diocese. 

The Resurrection Cathedral of Vologda has two floors, a large refectory is attached to the temple. At the beginning of the 19th century, during the visit of Emperor Alexander I to Vologda, the entrance to the Resurrection Cathedral was made in the form of an antique portico in the Empire style. The cathedral has been preserved to this day as it was built in the 18th century.